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ACA THEORY QUESTIONS

NOVEMBER 2004
QUESTION 1
Outline the advantages and disadvantages of the INTERNET. What is an expert system? Give one example of application. (10 marks) (10 marks)

QUESTION 2
With the aid of a diagram explain the following:a) Full duplex transmission b) Half-duplex transmission c) Star Network d) Ring Network e) Bus Network (20 marks)

QUESTION 3
a) What is a virus? b) List down six symptoms of viruses in a computer system. c) Indicate and explain four destructive effects of computer viruses. d) Give any two anti-virus products that you are aware of. marks) (2 marks) (6 marks) (8 marks) (4

QUESTION 4
With the aid of a diagram describe in detail the components of a computer system.(20 marks)

QUESTION 5
Discuss in detail 5 methods that can be used to secure information in A COMPUTER. (20 Marks)

QUESTION 6
Discuss in detail, ten (10) requirements for a conclusive computer room environment. (20marks)

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NOVEMBER 2005
QUESTION 1
a) b) c) d) Define the term operating system. State any four functions of an operating system. State any three examples of operating system. Define the following windows based terms: i) Cascade windows ii) Window iii) Desktop Top iv) Icon v) Task bar (2 marks) (4 marks) (3 marks)

(10 marks)

QUESTION 2
a) What do you understand by the term Electronic Office? b) Describe the following Office Automation Systems: i) Telecommuting ii) Desktop Conferencing iii) Teleconferencing iv) Computerized faxing (4 marks)

(16 marks)

QUESTION 3
a) Explain the meanings of the following internet terms: i) Internet ii) Intranet iii) Search Engine iv) WWW v) Web site (10 marks) b) What benefits and drawbacks may your organization accrue from using the internet system? (10 marks)

QUESTION 4
a) State and explain any four types of computer crime. b) Define the following terms: i) Expert System ii) Knowledge Base iii) Inference Engine iv) Artificial intelligence c) State and explain any two application areas of the Expert Systems. (8 marks)

(8 marks) (2 marks)

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QUESTION 5
You have been having problems of computer hackers within your organisation and the Management tasks you to design a security system. Suggest measures you undertake. (20 marks)

QUESTION 6
a) List and describe any 8 factors that have to be considered when buying an application program. (16 marks) b) State any two examples of anti-virus programs. (4 marks)

QUESTION 7
What are advantages and disadvantages of a Database Management System? (20 marks)

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ACA THEORY QUESTIONS

NOVEMBER 2006
QUESTION 1
a) Define i. Operating System ii. Application Software b) State the two types/ major classes of application software (2 marks) c) State any four functions of an operating system. (8 marks) d) State any three types of operating systems and give three examples of an operating system programs. (6 marks)

QUESTION 2
a) b) c) d) e) Define a computer virus. State five attributes of a computer virus. What are the symptoms of computer virus? List three examples of computer virus. In your own opinion why do you think computer viruses exit? (1 mark) (5 marks) (5 marks) (3 marks) (6 marks)

QUESTION 3
a) b) c) d) What is a database Discuss the three database models. What is the difference between LAN and WAN. Write four duties of the Database Administrator. (2 marks) (12 marks) (4 marks) (4 marks)

QUESTION 4
Explain the following terms as used in word processing or spread sheet. i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. viii. ix. x. Menu Footer Soft return Edit Cell Label Chart Mail merging Print Preview Worksheet (2 marks) (2 marks) (2 marks) (2 marks) (2 marks) (2 marks) (2 marks) (2 marks) (2 marks) (2 marks)

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QUESTION 5
Explain the meaningof the following internet terms i. ii. iii. iv. v. Internet Intranet Search Engine WWW Web site (2 marks) (2 marks) (2 marks) (2 marks) (2 marks) (10 marks)

State ANY five benefits and five drawbacks of an internet system.

QUESTION 6
a) What is an Electronic Office? b) Describe the following office automation systems: i. ii. iii. iv. Telecommuting Desktop conferencing Teleconferencing Computerised faxing (4 marks) (4 marks) (4 marks) (4 marks) (4 marks)

QUESTION 7
What are the health problems associated with computers and what can be done to combat the problems. (20 marks)

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ACA THEORY QUESTIONS

NOVEMBER 2007
QUESTION 1
What could be the possible barriers and constraints in the adoption and application of the Internet Technology in developing countries? (20 marks)

QUESTION 2
With the aid of a diagram explain the levels of information in an organisation. (20 marks)

QUESTION 3
List and discuss the categories of computers and their characteristics. (20 marks)

QUESTION 4
Define an operating system. (3 marks) Explain the three functions of an operating system. (12 marks) Define the following terms: a) Compiler b) Assembler c) Interpreter

(5 marks)

QUESTION 5
Define a database What are the five functions of a database Administration? Explain the following terms as applied in database concepts: a) b) c) d) Field Record File DBMS (3 marks) (5 marks)

(7 marks)

QUESTION 6
Explain the following Word Perfect terms: a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) Spelling checker Thesaurus Hyphenation Status line Header Footer Justification Sort

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i) Hard page break j) Password (20 marks)

QUESTION 7
What is an electronic spread sheet? Explain the following terms: i. ii. iii. iv. Macro Control panel Argument Absolute address (4 marks)

(16 marks)

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NOVEMBER 2008
QUESTION 1
Different Operating Systems can perform different techniques. Describe the following Operating Systems techniques. a) b) c) d) e) Multiprocessor Multiprogramming Multitasking Multiuser Single user

(20 marks)

QUESTION 2
Define the following facilities and give an example where each is applied. a) b) c) d) e) Extranet Intranet Internet telnet WAN

(20 marks)

QUESTION 3
a) i. Defining the term e-mail (2 marks) ii. Explain any two advantages of e-mail (2 marks) b) Briefly describe the following i. Voicemail (2 marks) ii. Facsimile (2 marks) c) Discuss any five (5) techniques that can be implemented to provide security against the destruction of records and equipment. (10 marks)

QUESTION 4
a) Explain the following terms as used in word-processing: i. Macros ii. Thesaurus iii. Widow iv. Orphan v. Word-wrap b) Discuss how the following would be accomplished using a word processor.

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i. ii. iii. iv. Insert a header (2 marks) Insert page numbers (2 marks) Save a document onto a floppy diskette . (2 marks) Mail merge (2 marks)

QUESTION 5
As personnel Assistant in a multinational organisation advise your top Management on any 5 advantages an expert system would bring to the organisation. (10 marks)

QUESTION 6
Describe in detail any 5 components of a Database Management System.(DBMS) (20 MARKS)

QUESTION7
Discuss any 5 treats to the security of computer based information system and any 5 methods you up with to protect information systems in your Organisation. (20marks)

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ACA THEORY QUESTIONS

NOVEMBER 2009
QUESTION 1
a. Describe any five requirements of a satisfactory computer room environment. (10 marks) b. State and explain any five ways of ensuring data security in a organisation. (10 marks)

QUESTION 2
a. What are the functions of an operating system? (4 marks) b. Describe any two advantages of using a windows based operating system over an MS DOS operating system. (4 marks) c. Explain the following terms: i. Dialogue box ii. WYSIWYG iii. Menu bar iv. Toolbar v. Scroll Bar vi. Task bar (12 marks)

QUESTION 3
a. Describe the advantages any organisation may obtain from using the Internet. (10 marks) b. Explain the meaning of the following terms: i. Newsgroups ii. Search engine iii. Domain server iv. Web Browser v. Expert System (10 marks)

QUESTION 4
a) Describe any health problems encountered by using computers. b) Describe the advantages of using the Electronic mail E-mail) (8 marks) (12 marks)

QUESTION 5
a) What do you understand by the term electronic office? (2 marks) b) describe the following terms related terms to the paperless office: i. confravision ii. teleconferencing

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iii. iv. v. vi. electronic data interchange (EDI) electronic bulletin board extranet voice mail (18 marks)

QUESTION 6
a) What is a database management system? b) Outline the characteristics of a good DBMS. (8 marks) c) Elaborate any five (5) benefits of a Decision Support System. (2 marks) (10 marks)

QUESTION 7
a. What are the advantages of using an integrated application package? (10 marks) b. What benefits does telecommuting offer the employee, employer and the environment? (10marks)

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NOVEMBER 2010
QUESTION 1
a) Define the following methods of processing information i Time sharing ii Batch processing iii Distributed processing iv On- line processing v Real- time processing b) What do you understand by the following terms? i. ii. iii. iv. v. Firmware Shareware Freeware Peripherals Translators

(10marks)

(10marks)

QUESTION 2
a) Describe any five functions of an operating system. (10marks) b) Explain any three advantages and any two (2) disadvantages of networking Computer systems. (10marks)

QUESTION 3
a) Briefly explain the following terms: i. Expert system ii. Open system iii. Knowledge Base iv. Inference engine v. Search engine (10marks) b) Outline the three (3) advantages and two (2) disadvantages of the internet. (10marks)

QUESTION 4
a) What is a Database Management System? (10marks)

b) Give a detailed description of any four components of a databasemanagement system. (10 marks)

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QUESTION 5
a) List and explain any five factors you have to consider when selecting anapplication package. (10marks) b) Discuss any five treats to the security of computer based information system. (10marks)

QUESTION 6
Explain the following terms: a) b) c) d) e) Electronic office Telecommunicating Audio conferencing Video conferencing Electronic mail (4) (4) (4) (4) (4)

QUESTION 7
a) To ensure security against destruction of records and equipment, list and explain any five measures or techniques that can be implemented by your organisation. (10marks) b) Give a brief account of the following i. Relational database (5marks) ii. Hierarchical database (5marks)

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ACA THEORY QUESTIONS

MARCH 2010
QUESTION 1
Describe 5 features or facilities by each of the following computer software. a) b) c) d) Spread sheet software Word processing Software Database Management Software Presentation graphics software

(20marks)

QUESTION 2
Discuss any 6 functions of an operating system. (20marks)

QUESTION3
Give a detailed account of the following terms: a) b) c) d) e) Video conferencing Internet E-mail Search Engine Intranet

(20marks)

QUESTION 4
a) Discuss the 5 threats that can be caused by viruses. b) Tabulate any 5 symptoms of a virus. (15marks) (5marks)

QUESTION 5
Analyse 3 benefits and 2 problems associated with using DBMS in an organisation. (20marks)

QUESTION 6
Computers can be hazardous to health. Comment, if yes advise on how these problems can be overcome. (20marks)

QUESTION7
a) Examine any 4 benefits of networking. b) Tabulate any 4 disadvantages of networking. (12marks) (8marks)

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NOVEMBER 2011
QUESTION 1
a) Define the term virus (2marks) b) State and explain four (4) ways in which a computer virus can be transmitted (4marks) c) Discuss any 5 symptoms that may suggest the presence of a virus in a computer system. (10marks) d) How can we prevent computer virus infection in a computer? (4marks)

QUESTION 2
a) b) c) d) e) f) Distinguish between ultra- net and extra-net Give advantages of using electronic mail. What is needed to access the internet? What are search engines? Give two examples of search engines that you know What does the term ISP stand for? (4marks) (4marks) (5marks) (3marks) (2marks) (1mark)

QUESTION 3
a) Discuss decision making in the context of the various management level of an organisation. i. Strategic level ii. Tactical/ management control iii. Operational level (15marks) b) List five 5 attributes of information. (5marks)

QUESTION 4
a) What is a computer network (3marks) b) Give three (3) advantages of computer networks. (3marks) c) Briefly explain any three (3) injuries that are associated with working in a bad computer environment. (9marks) d) List any five (5) advantages of using a computer. (5marks)

QUESTION 5
a) Compare and contrast the benefits of telnet , extranet and intranet (12marks) b) List any six (6) components of a Database management System (DBMS) (6marks) c) Distinguish one features or facilities provided by each of the following computer software : i. Spread sheet ii. Word processing (2 marks )

QUESTION 6

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a) State and describe any five (5) computer devices (10marks) b) What are the five (50 advantages of using windows operating system over MS DOS. (10 marks)

QUESTION 7
a) Describe any five (5) factors to be considered when purchasing software for an organisation. (10marks) b) In the field of information system, the impact of the optical disk storage medium has been compared to the invention of the printing press and the development of digital computer. (10 marks)

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